John Chrichloe Turner was born c.1745, the son of James Turner, the vicar of Exton, Rutland. In his middle age he was a wealthy businessman.
In 1779 he married Anne Cramlington of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Great Carlton, Lincolnshire, the only daughter and heiress of the affluent William Cramlington of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Her uncle was John Scott, Earl of Eldon, the Lord High Chancellor.
In 1782 he owned properties in the Newcatle area. He was the lessee of Newcastle castle and advertised it to be let as a windmill. Part of it was later given up for a new county court by his nephew John Turner (named on the memorial).
He was the Agent for Greenwich Hospital estates in the northern counties for which the Osborne family of Baylis house, Stoke Poges had interests in the estate.
In 1785 he was the Sheriff of Cambridgeshire and Huntingdon and the following year he was knighted.
He died in 1813, age 68 at Baylis house, Stoke Poges. His will refers to him as ‘of Taplow and now of Baylis and Wimpole Street in the County of Middlesex’.
The latin inscription on the memorial has been translated:
Underneath, whatever the mortal, Johan Chrichloe Turner, Knight, recently in this parish of Baylis because of behaviour, joke, softness and social consuertudines, a long survivor with many friends now dead. He left great enthusiasm. He died 7th October, 1813. The information on this marble is gratefully from his fraternal nephew, John Turner, Esq.